WHS grad chosen as Haslam Scholar
Posted: Friday, May 11, 2012 12:00 am
This fall, 15 high school seniors will enter the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, as the 2012 class of Haslam Scholars, the university’s premier four-year scholarship program. The group includes the program’s first male scholar-athlete, swimmer Ben Miller, and the sibling of a current Haslam Scholar, Franco D’Aprile.
Hailing from Martin, and Santiago, Chile, D’Aprile is a graduate of Westview High School. With plans to major in geology and environmental studies, he hopes to combine the study of natural and social sciences and wants to pursue an international career, perhaps with the United Nations. His sister, Marianela D’Aprile, is a member of the 2010 class of Haslam Scholars and is in UT’s architecture program.
It admits up to 15 first-year students each year from the university-wide Chancellor’s Honors Program and supports them with the university’s most generous named scholarships.
“This year’s class of Haslam Scholars, like those who preceded them, are a high-powered group of scholar-leaders. Our expectations for them as a group is as high as the scholars’ expectations for themselves individually,” said Steven P. Dandaneau, associate provost and director of the Chancellor’s Honors and Haslam Scholars Programs. “They have been a joy to recruit. We anticipate four years of achievement, innovation and excitement from this group.”
The Haslam Scholar selection process begins with nominations of high school seniors. From the nominees, 60 are selected and offered interviews. Published in The WCP 5.10.12